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  • Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Negotiations Begin at UN
    Posted by Martin Fleck on March 17, 2017

    At long last, negotiations begin this month for a nuclear weapons ban treaty. This treaty will finally confer on nuclear weapons the same legal status as chemical and biological weapons: illegal under international law. Read more »
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  • A victory for disarmament! UN votes to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban treaty
    Posted by Martin Fleck on November 11, 2016

    In a stunning victory for PSR and our international partners, the United Nations First Committee voted October 27 to begin negotiations in 2017 for a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Read more »
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  • Under Pressure
    Posted by Xanthe Hall, IPPNW on November 3, 2016

    For once, the United States, France and the United Kingdom are in agreement with Russia: plans to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban need to be stopped. Read more »

  • Terrific Victory at the United Nations
    Posted by Martin Fleck on October 28, 2016

    It was a decisive victory for nuclear disarmament advocates -- including PSR. On October 27, an overwhelming majority of UN member nations approved a resolution setting negotiations in motion for a treaty to legally prohibit nuclear weapons, leading to their elimination. Read more »

  • PSR Lobby Day to Stop the New Arms Race
    Posted by Christine Herrmann on September 30, 2016

    Fifteen enthusiastic PSR members came to Capitol Hill to discuss just how bad nuclear weapons are for humanity. Read more »

  • Four international health federations to UN: "Ban and eliminate nuclear weapons."
    Posted by Martin Fleck on May 2, 2016

    IPPNW and three allied international federations—together representing over 15 million health professionals—delivered a joint statement on May 2 to a UN Working Group, citing the medical and scientific evidence about the consequences of nuclear weapons and urging international action to prohibit and eliminate them as "the only course of action commensurate with the existential danger they pose." Read more »

  • North Korea's nuclear test: a wake-up call to end the madness
    Posted by Martin Fleck on January 19, 2016

    On January 6, over 30 seismic monitoring stations associated with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty picked up tremors emanating from North Korea that indicated a potential atom bomb blast. Read more »
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  • Iran Deal Verdict
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on September 15, 2015

    The House and Senate voted last week on a resolution to disapprove the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. Thank you to all PSR members who responded to our action alerts, and PSR members who met with their senators and representatives in person. Read more »
    4 comment(s)

  • G7 Leaders Agree to Limit Global Temperature Increase to 2 Degrees C
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on June 12, 2015

    The so-called “G7” states -- Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – announced a non-binding agreement recently that seeks to limit global temperature rise to 2° Celsius. Read more »

  • Questions on Iran? We've Got Answers.
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on April 21, 2015

    On April 2, a framework agreement was reached between the "P5+1" negotiators and Iran. Although those who ardently supported diplomacy throughout the negotiation process celebrated this announcement as a huge victory, this left many questions for skeptics of the deal. We answer some of those questions here. Read more »
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  • Your hard work paid off! A framework agreement has been reached!
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on April 2, 2015

    Today in Lausanne, Switzerland, the P5 + 1 negotiators announced that a framework agreement has been reached for a final comprehensive deal with Iran, dealing with Iran’s nuclear program. Read more »
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  • The Uphill Battle to Let Diplomacy Work with Iran
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on January 21, 2015

    The Iran Talks have already made significant progress by placing a temporary freeze on Iran’s nuclear program through the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). The current negotiations are to ensure a permanent resolution to the problem. Read more »

  • Iran Deal Extended But Trouble Lurking
    Posted by Theresa Shaffer on December 15, 2014

    The deadline for a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear program was extended from Nov. 24th until July 1st, 2015. This is great news since it allows more time to let diplomacy work. However, there are hardliners in Congress who would like to add additional sanctions against Iran in the hopes of pressuring them to accept an agreement. Read more »

  • WNCPSR Participates at Veterans for Peace Annual Convention
    Posted by Martin Fleck on August 8, 2014

    Western North Carolina’s PSR Chapter participated in the Veterans for Peace 29th Annual Convention in Asheville, NC. Read more »
    1 comment(s)

  • Feinstein blasts sanctions legislation
    Posted by Martin Fleck on January 17, 2014

    On Jan. 14, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) urged her fellow Senators to oppose new Iran sanctions legislation. Read more »

  • Syria and the Arms Trade Treaty
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on June 13, 2012

    On Tuesday (June 12th), the Obama Administration alleged that Russia is sending attack helicopters to President Bashar Assad's regime and warned that the Arab country's 15-month conflict could become even deadlier. Read more »
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  • Back from the Brink?
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on May 23, 2012

    In the past few days, we have seen promising signs that the P5 + 1 and Iran are close to an agreement on Iran’s dual-use nuclear program. Read more »
    1 comment(s)

  • Militarism on a Sick Planet
    Posted by Maureen McCue, MD, PhD on June 13, 2011

    Iowa PSR recently sponsored a workshop on the interconnections between militarism, climate and environmental degradation from a health and human rights perspective. Read more »

  • Let’s negotiate like Russia with Iran
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo, Physicians for Social Responsibility and Marina Voronova-Abrams, Global Green USA on October 5, 2009

    There is no public proof that Iran intends to build a bomb and no good reason to impose crippling sanctions. Such sanctions will only decrease the U.S.’s influence on Iran, while they increase Russia’s. Several U.S. media outlets and US Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) wrongly said that the September 25 public acknowledgement of Iran’s secret enrichment facility in Qum, capable of holding 3,000 centrifuges, is proof that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon. This is additional proof that Iran broke its international obligations, but these sources do not prove that Iran intends to build a nuclear weapon. These facilities can be used to produce low enriched uranium for nuclear reactor fuel, or highly enriched uranium for the core of a nuclear weapon. Read more »
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  • Iran Offers the US a Proposal to Talk
    Posted by Jill Marie Parillo on September 17, 2009

    Iran just sent the United States a positive response to engage in dialogue over political, security and economic issues. In this latest Iranian package proposal for constructive negotiations, Iran attempts to persuade us that the unilateral and militaristic ways of old lead to the economic crisis and security dilemmas we face today, and that only an unbiased multilateral approach to negotiations will succeed in easing tension in Iran’s relations with the United States. Read more »

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